Thai flood kills 10

BANGKOK: Monsoon floods submerged much of northern Thailand’s largest city chest-deep, stranding thousands of tourists and residents, and pushing the death toll from flooding in the region to 10, officials said on Monday. Parts of Chiang Mai were submerged under one to two metres of water, and one person was electrocuted on a flooded street, police said. — AP

Tusker menace

COLOMBO: A wild elephant stormed into Mahindapura in Sri Lanka’s eastern district of Ampara on Monday and killed two women, smashed at least 60 vehicles and damaged

three homes before it was shot dead, police said. — AFP